Hi, I'm Louise. I'm an astrologer and therapist in Exeter in the UK.

Most of my ramblings will probably be about astrology, but I'm also interested in psychology, alternative therapies, hypnotherapy, Focusing, consciousness, meditation, Integral (Ken Wilber), and the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

More musings on Uranus-Pluto

2nd September, in the UK, four men have been arrested in connection with the London riots. In the blog post about the riots on Monday I mentioned Rick Tarnas (and Matthew Stelzner) talked on the Correlations podcast, (From about 15 minutes in, until about the 30 minute mark) about Uranus-Pluto reflecting the empowerment of youth, but also later suggest that there are "two narratives" - the first being the "movement towards freedom and progress...towards democracy, a kind of democratising Promethean emancipation" but the other is "the narrative of chaos". He describes these as the 'two sides' (have a listen).

I've been thinking for the last few days about this, partly because of something my husband posted on Facebook during a prolonged rant: "...All those involved have now made it harder for those who want to make a difference the right way..." 

Yep, this was certainly the chaos option here in the UK. Have they made it harder? Very likely. What is the 'right' way though? Is there a right way? Uranus certainly isn't keen on sticking to the rules or the letter of the law. Quite the opposite perhaps, especially when empowered and intensified by Pluto. Uranus is more the "can't make an omelette without breaking eggs" way.

There was an interesting sequence of events recently. On 7th August  a friend of mine posted this on my Facebook page. He'd found it via Stumble Upon:

I found the imagery really interesting. Lots of 1960s images, and the extensive use of clips from the film 'V for Vendetta'. The Matrix was also featured. two of my all-time favourite films. 

As soon as I saw V for Vendetta I was very taken with the Uranus-Pluto association and went off to check how close the two planets were then. There was a 15 orb on 16 March 2006 when the film was released. That seemed far too wide to me for a correlation.  Interestingly though, Saturn was exactly at the midpoint of Uranus-Pluto in that chart.